The Common Good
June 2007

Real Product: Sweet Salvation

by Rose Marie Berger, Jonathan Mendez | June 2007

Struggling to explain God's ways to your Sunday school class? Nothing says "atonement" like sugar tinted with Red Dye No. 3.

Struggling to explain God's ways to your Sunday school class? Nothing says "atonement" like sugar tinted with Red Dye No. 3. The Salvation Candy Tube, produced by the company Bible Candy, helps the scriptural medicine go down. Kids use squeeze bottles of colored sugars to fill the tubes, designing their own sweet salvation. "Each Salvation Color is a different yummy flavor," says the Web site. The "green growth" of Jesse's shoot has the flavor of little green apples. "Jesus' blood" is sweet as cherries. And "heaven" tastes exactly like it sounds—cool lemonade on a hot, hot day. Leftovers? How about sprinkles for sanctified cupcakes? (The tubes are available in English and Spanish to meet the spiritual needs of a varied demographic.)
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